Tata Steel’s Katamati Iron Mine was conferred the Best Green Organization of the Year Award at the Global Green Future Leadership Awards organized by World CSR Day on February 18, 2017 in Mumbai.
Mr Rahul Kishore, Head (Mining Operations), Katamati Iron Mine, Tata Steel received the award on behalf of Tata Steel from Mr. Jordan Reeves, Consul General of Canada in Mumbai. The Katamati Iron mine has been engaged in environmental protection efforts since years and has successfully implemented Environmental Management System as per the requirements of ISO 14001:2004 and certified thereunder.
Expressing gratitude on receiving award, Mr. Pankaj Satija, General Manager (Ore, Mines & Quarries), Tata Steel said, “Tata Steel has always been committed towards the environment protection. Our focus has always been responsible environmental practices and optimal resource utilization while upgrading skills of workmen through training as technologies evolve. We are pleased to win the award which reflects and acknowledges our pledge towards a sustainable environment along with safe and sustainable mining processes. At Tata Steel, we have believed in safe and responsible mining, which is the crux of our business philosophy and we are firmly dedicated towards it.”
The Global Green Future Leadership Awards is for any organization that participates in environmentally friendly or green activities to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address current environmental concerns while maintaining a profit. In other words, it is the Green Future that meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs. It is the process of assessing how to design products that will take advantage of the current environmental situation and how well a company's products perform with renewable resources.
About Tata Steel
Tata Steel Group stands among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA) and a turnover of US $17.69 billion in FY16. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and commercial presence in over 50 countries. Established in 1907, the Group’s vision is to be the world steel industry benchmark in “Value Creation” and “Corporate Citizenship” through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Besides being one of ‘worldsteel’s’ Climate Action members, it has also been awarded the CII ITC Sustainability Prize, the ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ by TIME Award, the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant, among several others.
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